Finding Target Genes for DNA Binding Proteins
William J. Meilandt
wmeiland at lonestar.jpl.utsa.edu
Mon Sep 23 13:26:55 EST 1996
We have a putative DNA binding protein and would like to identify the
genomic sequences to which the potein binds to. Does any one have
references or ideas they would like to share?
I am considering to purify the protein and put it on a column and then
pass predigested genomic DNA thru the column to isolate genomic fragments
which bind to my protein. Is it better to used protein purified from my
tissue of interest or in vitro translated?
An alternative approach would be to screen a genomic library with the
putative binding site for the DNA-binding protein. Isolate this clone,
digest it into smaller pieces, clone into a vector and re-screen with
the binding site, and sequence the positive clones.
Any suggestions on which method would work better, or if you know of a
different method of isloating the targets of DNA-binding proteins,
would greatly appreciated.
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